Presentation on theme: "Gravel Pit Management [Location] [Date] Weeds and Roads D. PolsterJ. Leekie."— Presentation transcript:
Gravel Pit Management [Location] [Date] Weeds and Roads D. PolsterJ. Leekie
2 Best Practices for Gravel Pit Management Invasive Plants and Impacts The Contractor’s Role Best Practices Priority Plants Overview Diffuse Knapweed
3 Definition Invasive Plants Invasive plants are non-native plants that can cause significant damage. They spread very quickly, displacing and sometimes eliminating native plants They are sometimes called ‘noxious weeds’ J. Randall,, Bugwood.org
Japanese Knotweed Economic Agriculture and Ranching Forestry Transportation Impacts L. Mehrhoff, Bugwood.org
Yellow Starthistle Environmental Reduced biodiversity Increased erosion and sedimentation Impacts J. Randall, bugwood.org S. Dewey, bugwood.org
Your Role Guidance Documents B.C. Weed Control Act Environmental Best Practices MoT Best Practices Guide
Your Role What can you do to manage invasive plants in gravel pits?